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Dr Shilpa Sreenath

Counselling Psychologist
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About Shilpa:
Works as Counselling Psychologist at First Psychology Centre, Edinburgh.


Dr Shilpa Sreenath is an experienced Counselling Psychologist who works with adults and young people (age 12+) with a wide range of issues including: depression and low mood; anxiety related issues such as phobias, generalised anxiety disorder, social anxiety, trauma/PTSD, panic, and health anxiety; stress and anger issues; low self esteem; bereavement; relationship issues; substance misuse; self harm; and life transitions.

She also has significant experience working with people coping with cultural adjustment and inclusion issues, those who are internet and social media dependent; and those who are experiencing lifestyle and urban stress.

In addition Shilpa offers life coaching to individuals who would like to overcome obstacles to achieve their goals.

Shilpa's way of working

Shilpa integrates cognitive-behaviour therapy (CBT) and person-centred therapy into her work with clients and she also draws on Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Compassion Focused Therapy, and Mindfulness based approaches to ensure that each client's therapeutic experience is tailored to their individual needs and wishes.

She works in a flexible and collaborative way and believes in building a healthy therapeutic relationship with clients to maximise the client's experience of the therapeutic process.

Shilpa also offers clinical supervision to fellow health professionals.

Shilpa's background and training

Shilpa has a Doctorate in Counselling Psychology from Glasgow Caledonian University and an MSc in Counselling Studies with core skills training in psychodynamic and person-centred therapy from the University of Edinburgh. Before moving to the UK she completed an MSc in Clinical Psychology.

Shilpa has worked in a number of different roles and settings including as a Psychological Therapist within NHS Lothian; Alcohol Brief Interventions Counsellor at Glasgow Council on Alcohol; and Life Skills Facilitator to adolescents and adults in partnership with Stevenson College, Edinburgh.

Shilpa speaks Hindi and is skilled in providing psychological therapy in this language. She can also understand Punjabi and Urdu and is happy to use her knowledge of these languages to support clients who prefer to express themselves in these languages. In these cases, she would use Hindi or English as her medium of response.

Shilpa is registered with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC). 


Shilpa's fee

Shilpa charges £80 a session for self-funding clients. She also works with clients referred via their employer/organisation – for further details, please visit First Psychology Assistance.